Oceanic

OCEANIC liveaboard; INTIMATE AND INTENSE EXPEDITIONS IN INFORMAL ENTOURAGE.

Oceanic liveaboard is the smaller sister of SMY Ondina. Between them, they possess an impressive buildup of more than 16 years of knowledge and experience in the scuba diving leisure cruises throughout the Indonesian inner seas.

The relatively small schooner (28 by 6 meters) specializes in intimate and informal expeditions with plenty of personal attention and flexibility in every aspect of the trip.

Diving destinations include the remote islands of the Banda Sea, Ambon, Maumere, Komodo national park, Flores, Raja Ampat, Alor straits, and the Forgotten Islands. The duration of these intense trips varies from 6 to 12 days.

Accommodation

Oceanic liveaboard welcome 12 guests in 6 double cabins with optional double bed or twin beds. These rooms are upgradable to triple occupancy on request. Five cabins are located on the lower deck and have portholes. One upper deck suite has big windows.

All have en suite bathrooms and restrooms. The size and layout of our ship make it perfectly suitable for family and group boat charters.

Double/Twin Cabin

Double/Twin Cabin

Room size: 8 m²
Max. occupancy: 2
Beds: Double + Bunk
Private bathroom: 1
Air conditioning: 1
WiFi in the room:
Suite

Suite

Room size: 8 m²
Max. occupancy: 2
Beds: Double
Private bathroom: 1
Air conditioning: 1
WiFi in the room:

Comfort

The wooden carpentry and carvings add warmth to the modern and clean interior of Oceanic liveaboard. Enjoy the comfort of our climatized lounge, where an ample selection of books to determine fish species, movies, and documentaries are at your disposal.

A particular camera room facilitates the preparation and charging of your underwater equipment.

Several outdoor leisure areas offer shaded or sunny relaxation options for you and your fellow travelers. Of course, you can retire to your cabin and enjoy the soothing sounds and motions of a smoothly floating wooden ship.

Catering

Our international kitchen serves delicious and healthy dishes. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served as informal and efficient buffets. In between, snacks, fruits, and drinks are available at any time.

Our chefs accommodate vegetarian- and other dietary requirements. You can enjoy food indoors as well as on the open-air deck. We have a bar serving coffee, soft drinks, and alcoholic beverages.

Diving

The onboard care and pampering enable you to be entirely ready for the daily diving adventures that start from a custom build diving zodiac.

Our professional divemasters give undiluted attention to divers of all levels as well as to snorkelers. The dive deck has all the space and amenities for hassle-free diving and easy maintenance of your equipment.

We have a rental service for all your gear, including Nitrox. Courses are available. We offer our guests the opportunity to participate in land excursions or beach recreation. The flexibility of our team has no limits.

SPECIFICATIONS

Year Renovated: 2016

Length: 28m

Beam: 6m

Max guests: 12

Number of cabins: 6

Number of bathrooms: 6

NAVIGATION, COMMUNICATION, AND SAFETY FEATURES

 Radar

 GPS

 Radio VHF/DSC/SSB

 E.P.I.R.B. Distress System

 Emergency Rafts

 Life Vests

Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers

 First Aid Kits

Oceanic liveaboard provides dive safaris to the best diving destinations in Indonesia. Small groups for personalized attention.

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14 Apr 2021
Flores, Alor & Timor (Maumere-Kupang)
Arrival: 14 Apr 2021
Departure: 23 Apr 2021
Days/nights: 10 Days / 9 Nights
Flores, Alor & Timor (Maumere-Kupang)

Day 1: Transfer to the boat upon arrival, welcome drink, and accommodation. Check dive in the jetties of Maumere, with multiple critters including ribbon eel, ghost pipefish and frogfish, and a small wreck of a sailing boat. Night dive in Maragajong, a wall SW of Pulau Besar.

Day 2: First dive in Tanjung Gedong, along a wall with a couple of pinnacles rising from it, sporting reef sharks, tuna, barracuda, and schools of fish. Second dive in West Serbete, a ridge covered in hard corals with schooling silvery fish and sharks. Third dive in Watu Peni, a drift dive along a wall with turtles, eagle ray, and napoleon wrasse. Night dive inside a nearby bay.

Day 3-4: Morning visit to the village of Lamakera, dedicated to traditional whaling and manta hunting, but currently undergoing a sponsored program to become a conservation center to study manta populations. After breakfast, dive Pulau Soangi, featuring terraces covered in soft corals, caves, canyons, and a swim-through across the island, or if the weather doesn’t allow it, dive Tanjung Lowokuma instead, a slope with scattered coral heads, fans, sponges, and glassfish, schools of fish and critters. Afternoon dive and night dive in The Brewery, an excellent muck site in West Lembata.

Day 5: Dive West Pantar, in current, swept sites such as Pulau Kambing, a small inlet featuring a giant boulder with anarch and schools of fish, a pinnacle with a sprouting little ridge that attracts a lot of fishlife, and Watu Ile, a small wall with a swim-through at 26m. Night dive at a nearby reef.

Day 6: Dive the Straits of Alor, in Cave Point, a wall with many pockets an islet, Babylon, hanging gardens of soft corals, sponges and fans, and Kal’s Dream, a ridge exposed to currents that offer some adrenaline diving and pelagic fauna. Night dive in front of a freshwater creek at Pancoran.

Day 7: First dive at The Great Wall of Pantar; second dive at Tanjung Elalara, a slope that turns into a wall, with good coral coverage, schools of fish, and the od snake, morays, or mantis shrimp. Afternoon and night dives at Beang Abang, a critter dive in a small beach with hot springs, where ribbon eels, frogfish, and even Rhinopias can be found.

Day 8: First dive at Clownfish Valley, probably the largest anemone field in the world. After breakfast, visit a village to witness traditional Ikat weaving. Second dive at The Boardroom, a slope covered in hard and soft corals, with lots of fish and eagle rays swimming in the blue. Afternoon dive in The Cathedral (currently allowed), and night dive inside Kalabahi Bay.

Day 9: Dive inside Kalabahi Bay, first dive in Mucky Mosque, a slope covered in corals with sights of octopus, leaffish, mantis shrimp, and morays, and second (and last) dive in the Pertamina Jetties, an excellent muck site with ghost pipefish, seahorse, frogfish, mandarin fish. Arrive at Kupang in the afternoon and prepare to fly the morning after.

Day 10: Check out.

Marine Life: Swarms of anthias, schools of fusiliers, surgeons and snappers, rays and patrolling grey reef sharks, barracudas, snake eels, mantis shrimps, octopus, Bobbit worms, flying gurnard, lionfish, and Rhinopias.

Itineraries are only orientative and might be modified due to weather conditions, sea conditions, and other external causes.

27 Jun 2021
Central & North Komodo (Bima-Labuan Bajo)
Arrival: 27 Jun 2021
Departure: 03 Jul 2021
Days/nights: 7 Days / 6 Nights
Central & North Komodo (Bima-Labuan Bajo)

Day 1: Transfer to the boat upon arrival in Bima, welcome drink, and accommodation. Two dives in Bima bay: check dive in the afternoon in Bethlehem or Tanjung Batu Putih, plus night dive.

Day 2: Four dives on the volcanic island of Sangeang. Bubble Reef (a beautiful coral garden at the foothills of a volcano, bubbles of the underwater vents emerging from the black sand), and critter diving in black sand in Critter Creek, Pohon Merah, and Bontoh.

Day 3: Four dives in Gili Lawa. Action dives in UW mount like Castle Rock and Crystal Bommie, covered in soft coral and packed with schools and pelagics. Also, The Lighthouse, Shotgun.

Day 4: Three-day dives in the Straits between Komodo and Rinca. Manta site in Karang Makassar and the spectacular sites of Batu Bolong (a pinnacle rising from the depth sand concentrating large amounts of sealife) and Tatawa Islands. Night dive in Pulau Sebayor.

Day 5: Early morning walk to the Komodo National Park, followed by dives in Pulau Tengah and night dive in Siaba Kecil.

Day 6: Last day dives in the straits. Navigation to Labuan Bajo for departure the following morning.

Day 7: Check out.

Marine Life: Bumphead parrotfish, bamboo sharks, marble rays, nudibranchs, dusky sharks, jawfish, bubble coral shrimps, leaf fish, porcelain crabs, pygmy seahorses, schools of barracudas, trevally, and mackerel, white tips, black tips, grey reef sharks, turtles, octopus, frogfish, manta rays, dugong, banded pipefishes, mandarin fishes, Wonderpus, Indian Walkman.

Itineraries are only orientative and might be modified due to weather conditions, sea conditions, and other external causes.

03 Jul 2021
Central & North Komodo (Labuan Bajo-Bima)
Arrival: 03 Jul 2021
Departure: 08 Jul 2021
Days/nights: 6 Days / 5 Nights
Central & North Komodo (Labuan Bajo-Bima)

Day 1: Transfer to the boat upon arrival in Labuan Bajo, welcome drink, and accommodation. Check dive in the afternoon.

Day 2: Four dives on the volcanic island of Sangeang. Bubble Reef (a beautiful coral garden at the foothills of a volcano, bubbles of the underwater vents emerging from the black sand), and critter diving in black sand in Critter Creek, Pohon Merah, and Bontoh.

Day 3: Four dives in Gili Lawa. Action dives in UW mount like Castle Rock and Crystal Bommie, covered in soft coral and packed with schools and pelagics. Also, The Lighthouse, Shotgun.

Day 4: Three-day dives in the Straits between Komodo and Rinca. Manta site in Karang Makassar and the spectacular sites of Batu Bolong (a pinnacle rising from the depth sand concentrating large amounts of sealife) and Tatawa Islands. Night dive in Pulau Sebayor.

Day 5: Last day dives in the straits. Navigation to Bima for departure the following morning.

Day 6: Check out.

Marine Life: Bumphead parrotfish, bamboo sharks, marble rays, nudibranchs, dusky sharks, jawfish, bubble coral shrimps, leaf fish, porcelain crabs, pygmy seahorses, schools of barracudas, trevally, and mackerel, white tips, black tips, grey reef sharks, turtles, octopus, frogfish, manta rays, dugong, banded pipefishes, mandarin fishes, Wonderpus, Indian Walkman.

Itineraries are only orientative and might be modified due to weather conditions, sea conditions, and other external causes.

11 Jul 2021
Central & North Komodo (Bima-Labuan Bajo)
Arrival: 11 Jul 2021
Departure: 17 Jul 2021
Days/nights: 7 Days / 6 Nights
Central & North Komodo (Bima-Labuan Bajo)

Day 1: Transfer to the boat upon arrival in Bima, welcome drink, and accommodation. Two dives in Bima bay: check dive in the afternoon in Bethlehem or Tanjung Batu Putih, plus night dive.

Day 2: Four dives on the volcanic island of Sangeang. Bubble Reef (a beautiful coral garden at the foothills of a volcano, bubbles of the underwater vents emerging from the black sand), and critter diving in black sand in Critter Creek, Pohon Merah, and Bontoh.

Day 3: Four dives in Gili Lawa. Action dives in UW mount like Castle Rock and Crystal Bommie, covered in soft coral and packed with schools and pelagics. Also, The Lighthouse, Shotgun.

Day 4: Three-day dives in the Straits between Komodo and Rinca. Manta site in Karang Makassar and the spectacular sites of Batu Bolong (a pinnacle rising from the depth sand concentrating large amounts of sealife) and Tatawa Islands. Night dive in Pulau Sebayor.

Day 5: Early morning walk to the Komodo National Park, followed by dives in Pulau Tengah and night dive in Siaba Kecil.

Day 6: Last day dives in the straits. Navigation to Labuan Bajo for departure the following morning.

Day 7: Check out.

Marine Life: Bumphead parrotfish, bamboo sharks, marble rays, nudibranchs, dusky sharks, jawfish, bubble coral shrimps, leaf fish, porcelain crabs, pygmy seahorses, schools of barracudas, trevally, and mackerel, white tips, black tips, grey reef sharks, turtles, octopus, frogfish, manta rays, dugong, banded pipefishes, mandarin fishes, Wonderpus, Indian Walkman.

Itineraries are only orientative and might be modified due to weather conditions, sea conditions, and other external causes.

Included: VAT, Accommodation, Complimentary toiletries, Transfers/pickups from airport, Weights, Belts, Divemaster services, All meals, Towels Provided, Transfers/pickups from the hotel, Snorkel Gear

Excluded: Cruise fees (marine national park fees, fuel surcharge & harbor tax): 100€ or 150€ or 200€, Flights, Hotels, Alcoholic beverages.